getgrnam_r()

Get information about the group with a given name

Synopsis:

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <grp.h>

int getgrnam_r( const char* name, 
                struct group* grp, 
                char* buffer, 
                size_t bufsize, 
                struct group** result );

Arguments:

name
The name of the group you want to get information about.
grp
A pointer to a group structure where the function can store information about the group.
buffer
A buffer from which to allocate any memory required.
bufsize
The size of the buffer.
result
The address of a pointer that getgrgid_r() sets to the same pointer as grp on success, or to NULL if the function can't find the group.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

If _POSIX_THREAD_SAFE_FUNCTIONS is defined, the getgrnam_r() function updates the group structure pointed by grp and stores a pointer to that structure at the location pointed by result. The structure contains an entry from the group database with a matching name.

This function allocates storage referenced by the group structure from the memory provided with the buffer parameter, which is bufsize characters in size. You can determine the maximum size needed for this buffer by calling sysconf() with an argument of _SC_GETGR_R_SIZE_MAX.

The getgrnam_r() stores a NULL pointer at the location pointed by result on error or if the requested entry isn't found.

Returns:

Zero for success, or an error number if an error occurred.

Errors:

ERANGE
Insufficient storage was supplied via buffer and bufsize to contain the group structure.

The getgrnam_r() function uses the following functions, and as a result, errno can be set to an error for any of these calls:

Classification:

POSIX 1003.1 TSF

Safety:  
Cancellation point Yes
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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